New Delhi: Sacked Border Security Force[BSF] soldier Tej Bahadur Yadv’s nomination for contesting Lok Sabha election from Varanasi seat on a Samajwadi Party[SP] ticket against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is a sitting MP from here, has been cancelled by the Election Commission of India [ECI] on Wednesday, reported PTI.
While the ECI on Tuesday has slapped notice to the sacked jawan asking him to clarify about his nomination papers. As per the poll panel, government employees who have been dismissed on the charges of ‘corruption or disloyalty to the state’ shall be disqualified for campaigning for five years.
Although, the ECI has ordered the ex soldier to produce no objection certificate [NOC] from the BSF and submit it by 11 am at the office of the ECI on May 1.
Later, Yadav told ANI that he will knock the doors of Supreme Court. “ My nomination has been wrongly rejected” said Yadav.
Earlier, Yadav was fighting Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate from Varanasi seat against PM Modi. He filed his nomination papers on April 28 at the collectorate.
Yadav had posted four videos in January 2017, which went viral on social media, in which he complained about the poor quality of food being served to the Indian Armed Forces resulting in his dismissal from the BSF.